Emilio Modeste is a seventeen-year-old saxophonist. He began playing the saxophone at the age of eight, and has played and/or studied with respected and world-renowned musicians such as Rene McLean, Antoine Roney, Wallace Roney, Gary Bartz, Wynton Marsalis, Larry Willis, Bobby Watson, and many others. At the age of eleven, Emilio joined the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra. He is now a touring member of the Wallace Roney Quintet. Emilio has joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on their tour dates, and has traveled to Europe, South America, and Australia.
Emilio Modeste opened for Jon Batiste at the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival in 2016 and has played at respected establishments such as the Jazz Standard, Ginny's Supperclub, Minton's, the Village Vanguard, the Bronx Beer Hall, Smalls, Zinc Bar, the Blue Note, and many other great venues in New York City.
Photographer: Adrien Tillman